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TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« on: June 22, 2012, 01:59:37 PM »

I have just completed my first yacht. She was built to sail against my friends old pond yacht from pre 1914. She is called Annalie after my teo daughters (Annabel & Natalie).

She is just short of 6feet long and just under 7 feet tall (Keel to masthead).

The attached picture shows her first sail at Southend last weekend.

Hope this may be of interest.

I'll try to post some other pictures.

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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 02:00:56 PM »

More pictures
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 02:01:59 PM »

more pictures
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 02:14:01 PM »

Very nice she looks good on the water.

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 02:34:08 PM »

Geoff, a lovely looking model under sail.  Is she designed by you or a copy of one of the classic yachts of that period?

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 03:20:57 PM »

 
Hello Geoff,

Isn't this a lovely boat.
What cloth did you use for the sails?.
What weight is it.

A Boat to be Proud of !!!.

John.  :-))  :-))  :-))
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2012, 04:15:14 PM »


Hi Geoff,

If you could change your pictures to Jpeg format then they would show on here without opening folks word processors.

Cheers

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2012, 06:19:16 PM »

I was lucky enough to be at the lake last sunday to see her first sail. Geoff is being very modest here, everything is scratch built & its simply stunning. The pictures really don't do her justice!! Its without doubt one of the finest models I have ever seen. congratulations Geoff  :-))
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2012, 11:31:47 PM »

Thank you for the kind comments. She is based on the MAP plans of Britannia from 1892 but with the length scaled up 120% and the width and depth by 140%. This was done so I could ensure she could carry a large sail area, as you can't scale down the wind and I wanted a model which could be sailed in heavy weather.

The sail cloth was quite expensive coton sheet from John Lewis 800 threads per inch. I sewed the sails myself using a 60 machine from Argos which works very well. The sail seams are done using a light grey coton so they show up more than just white cotton. The secret for straight seams is to steam iron over a metal ruller for the initial fold then fold under and steam iron again then sew. The bolt rope for the mainsail takes a good 3 hours rto sew on by hand - very bored with that!! Done it twice now as I have made a slightly deeper mainsain as I think it would look better with the boom nearer the deck.

I have written a full description of the construction and hope to be able to submit this to Marine Modelling in due course for publication. There is about 28 pounds of lead in the keel and she proved much stiffer than I anticipated albeit somewhat more sensitive to helm movements than I expected.

I'll try the J peg route for pictures - I'm a luddite with computers!

My own opinion is she is a little heavy forwards but she was carrying a 4.5 amp hour lead acid battery! I'll try something lighter. Also I have just altered the rigging such the fore jibs can extend further out as they didn't quite seem to catch the wind as they should.

I'll post the results in due course if it ever stops raining!!

Thanks again

Geoff

During the first sail some of the gusts were strong enough to blow her almost flat so my concerns at loosing the mast were unfounded (so far!). The stays were made of push bike wire gear cables so should be strong enough.

The hull is plank on frame with obeche and then fibre glassed with thin cloth inside and out for strength and watertightness. There is a 1/8th inch sub deck and this was planked over with 3/8th x 1/8th bass wood planks. I used dress pins between the planks and thick black thread for the caulking.

The superstructure is really a compilation from pictures of yachts of that period and J class.

I was looking to create something differnet with a traditional appearance and majesty.
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2012, 12:03:07 AM »

your camera will be taking the pics in Jpeg format

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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 07:33:53 PM »

JPeg try
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 07:35:47 PM »

It worked
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2012, 08:46:34 PM »


Well worth the wait.. Smashing.    :-))


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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2012, 09:07:02 PM »

Wey hey brilliant pics as Ken said well worth the wait

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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2012, 01:59:18 PM »

Okay, now for the ones I meant to send!
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2012, 05:25:52 PM »

Great looking model, you are too modest! A tip when photographing a model on the water, try to get the camera as low as possible, then you get a more side view as opposed to showing it from a semi arial shot.
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2012, 07:26:38 PM »




There's something about a yacht or sailing ship with the sails catching the wind... beautiful curves and  elegance.
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2012, 08:08:32 PM »




There's something about a yacht or sailing ship with the sails catching the wind... beautiful curves and  elegance.


A bit like Stavros then.
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2012, 08:19:05 PM »

A bit like Stavros then.


Really getting WORRIED about you now lol


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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2012, 10:48:43 PM »



Sun stroke or damp rot setting in!   {-) {-)
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2012, 01:42:06 PM »

Hi Geoff,

this is a beautifull boat with great lines and sail arrangement. I love those old fashioned ladys on the water.

Have a lot of fun sailing her.

Best Regards

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« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2012, 01:50:23 PM »

Further pictures at the round pond in Kensington. Somewhere I had always wanted to sail since I was a small boy. The people were friendly and the location superb albeit the pond suffered from some weed growth.

Car parking is okay on single yellow lines on Sunday of there is NCP car parks (not big) for 15 per day.

Enjoy

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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2012, 01:51:21 PM »

And another
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Re: TRADITIONAL SAILING YACHT
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2012, 01:53:08 PM »

And another, with the attachment! Doh!

I have one further photograph but the file size is too big. I'll change this and post shortly.

Hope this is not boring anyone!

Cheers

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« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2012, 05:37:31 PM »

Final picture, which is my favourite.

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